Rifoles Praia Hotel
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
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- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Today would be our last day in Pipa. We'd loved Praia do Madeiro so much that we decided to go back there. By 10:25 we'd settled into exactly the same loungers that we'd vacated the evening before. I couldn't accept being so clueless in the surf yesterday afternoon so decided on a second lesson. Sid said she wanted to join me so we went in search of Jonathan. He wasn't available for an hour or so so Do and Annick took two boards and I went out into the surf with them to give them a ...
... them up, explained the technique to get up on the board and then took them both into the waves. With her dancer's balance and her supple body Sid got it straight away and was up and surfing from the very first wave. It was fantastic to see. Annick also started well but then managed a few head firsts before finishing strongly with a few good rides. Then it was Dominique's and my turn. Jonathan took us through the instructions and we went out into ...
... came up for air. It was quite amusing to watch the canoe float out there waiting to spot a Dolphin, and then when they did there was a frantic paddling to get across to where the Dolphin had shown itself, only for it to disappear again. Numerous times I saw the Dolphins come up behind the canoe, out of sight, almost as if they were playing hide and seek. The girls did get some good sightings though. After a while I swapped with Annick and ...
Having had such a broken night we slept late until 10 am and only just made it to breakfast. It had rained most of the night, but the day was sunny (and windy). We got our first glimpse of our Pousada and it was lovely. Set in the back streets of Pipa it was a peaceful oasis of palm trees, stone and dark wood, with a lovely little plunge pool. We didn't hang around though and went in search of a decent cup of coffee. We hadn't had one yet but miracle ...
... the beach front and walked down to an old fort shaped a bit like a star. The seafront looked really nice and was packed with locals (it was a Sunday). We headed back to the hostel around lunchtime to try and watch the England/Ireland rugby game on ESPN. Unfortunately they were showing the Man Utd match instead and the radio commentary wouldn't work. So, instead Lucie provided us with a running commentary via whatsapp! After ...